12 April 2017

News Story: US aircraft carrier expected to arrive in waters off S.Korea this weekend

SEOUL, April 11 (Xinhua) -- A nuclear-powered U.S. aircraft carrier is expected to arrive in waters near South Korea this weekend, raising tensions in the Korean Peninsula, Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday.

A South Korean military official was quoted as saying that the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier is forecast to enter the waters near the Korean Peninsula around April 15.

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was reportedly being accompanied by two destroyers and one cruiser.

The Carl Vinson Strike Group departed from Singapore last Saturday for the Western Pacific. The re-deployment of the U.S. aircraft carrier and its accompanying battleships raised tensions on the peninsula.

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